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Allan Mitchell Herd (1865 - 1887)

Allan Mitchell Herd
Born in Overgreat, Dundee, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
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[children unknown]
Died in Nelson, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2015
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Alan was the son of Alexander Herd and Ann Clary. He emigrated to New Zealand as an infant. He was killed in 1887.[1]

Allan Herd, who fell from Freebooter in the Hurdle Race at the races yesterday, died last night. An inquest was held this afternoon at Richmond. Alfred Shearsby said he was riding Orient a little in front of Freebooter. Herd called out, and witness, looking round, saw him falling. They were 50 yards from a hurdle then. Before the race Herd said he was not quite well, and that his neck was bad from a spill he had had in the Wairarapa. Robert Kingan, who was riding behind Herd, said Freebooter appeared to trip against Orient, when deceased swerved in the saddle. The horse stumbled, and in recovering threw Herd, who fell on the back of his head and neck. He held by the reins for six or eight yards, and then came against a post. A. J. Hoskins deposed that Herd wished to ride, and rode on the previous day. Freebooter was a quiet horse. Dr. Creasy said the cause of death was compression of the brain and spinal cord. A verdict in accordance was given.[2]


  1. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages Online Death: 1887/1294 Herd Allan 23Y
  2. Evening Post, Volume XXXIII, Issue 72, 26 March 1887, Page 2
  • Initial info from Stevie Herd in New Zealand

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